The Fortunes File

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Some months ago we talked about commonplacing, a technique for recording quotations and other random ideas you come across. In this rather short post, ...

How and Why to Create a Commonplace

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Commonplacing is an ancient technique for recording passages and ideas you run across while studying or living your life. The technique was developed...

Why Keep Notes?

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Nearly every literate person has written notes for herself at some point in her life. However, most people haven’t spent much time thinking about all...